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Library Director – Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library
Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway # 1,
Watervliet, NY 12189
The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director to continue growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community. An Association public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Library is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. In 2015 the Library opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sq. ft. facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center. With the newly renovated facilities, the library experienced a significant increase in Library circulation, visits, and program attendance. Building on this success the Library asked the Watervliet community to vote on an annual funding budget of $150,000.00 which was overwhelmingly approved.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; collaboration with the board on the yearly budget; daily budget oversight; supervision of staff and volunteers; customer service; marketing, public relations, and community outreach; implementation of technology to enhance library services, fundraising, and grant writing.
The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events. The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND a minimum of 1-year post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude. The candidate should show an aptitude to work alongside the board to reach agreed-upon goals for the betterment of the library community and evolve programs and library collection based on what library patrons and the board views as important services to maintain in the library. Demonstrated experience in the library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable. Fundraising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.
The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 to $45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The package also includes paid vacation and sick time and health benefits are negotiable.
All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an application. To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
Library Section Supervisor/Interlibrary Loan Coordinator – The River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester
The River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester
755 Library Rd
Rochester, NY 14627
The River Campus Libraries (RCL) of the University of Rochester (UR) seek a creative and collaborative Interlibrary Loan Coordinator to support Patron Services operations and ensure consistent and high-quality services across RCL. The incumbent is responsible for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, with supervisory duties for 2 FTE and additional student staff.
The Coordinator manages the ILL system and designs the workflows that enable UR Libraries to locate, obtain, and provide access to physical and digital resources from libraries around the world. As part of this work, this role collaborates with the Director, Service Strategies to shape the future direction of ILL services for the university.
The Interlibrary Loan Coordinator also assists the Director, Service Strategies with service design projects and the coordination of interdepartmental teams supporting RCL service offerings to UR faculty and students.
Areas of Responsibility
Leadership and Management: Interlibrary Loan and Patron Services 40%
- Manages RCL ILL services, including systems and workflow design.
- Promotes consistent standards for processing incoming requests and ensures service excellence
- Remains current on ILL systems, tools and add-ons and provides training and support for UR libraries staff
- Supervises the work of ILL specialists; assigns and delegates work
- Maintains procedural and training documentation
- Coordinates interdepartmental teams to support Patron Services initiatives consistently across all RCL libraries
- Leads or participates in interdepartmental projects aimed at enhancing patron access to RCL services and collections
- Consistently improves and enhances services and operations managed by the Patron Services department
- Communicates with library users regarding updates to the system and processing of requests
- Troubleshoots ILL system and workflow issues
Planning and Assessment 30%
- Monitors emerging patron services trends, with an emphasis on interlibrary loans, course support, and digitization and recommends service changes or improvements Liaises with the IDS (Information Delivery Services) Project and East (Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust) Interlibrary Loan Best Practices Group
- Maintains familiarity with copyright issues and trends in the application of Fair Use, advising RCL staff in this area
- Evaluates and provides current interlibrary loan data to the RCL subject librarians
- Assesses the effectiveness and impact of interlibrary loan and other Patron Services initiatives for the university community
- Uses interlibrary loan and course reserves data for ongoing improvement of services
Parton Services Service Support 20%
- Assists the Director of Service Strategies with the supervision of general Patron Services departmental functions
- Provides cross-training for staff within Patron Services to ensure full, ongoing departmental operations (including borrowing/lending/document delivery services, interlibrary loan procedures and policies, mail operations, etc.)
- Assists in fulfilling incoming interlibrary loan requests
- Ensures established guidelines are followed for the fulfillment of resources
- Supports service provision for the RCL Q&i service
Miscellaneous Duties 10%
- Maintains currency with general library functions, resources, practices, and procedures
- Participates in and contributes toward RCL and University committees, meetings and events
- Maintains professional collaborations with RCL colleagues and beyond
- Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications & Competencies:
- Bachelor's degree and 1+ years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience using and/or managing interlibrary loan software
- Self-starter who is flexible and open to new challenges
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- User focused and committed to service excellence for all library users
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, etc.
- Knowledge of emerging trends in academic library support services, technologies, copyright issues, and assessment
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Strong leadership skills with experience supervising, managing, or coordinating staff
- Demonstrated success in working with faculty, students, and colleagues in an academic library setting
- Experience with ILLiad
Time Status: Full-time (exempt), 40 hours per week
Application Instructions: All applicants must apply online at https://universityofrochester.jobs. Click here to apply for this position. When applying, please upload a resume and cover letter as one PDF document.
Executive Director - The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Rd,
Jamesville, NY 13078
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director. With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery.
CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library’s new building features a number of meeting and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, spacious children’s activity area, maker-space, teen room, and art gallery.
CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its “Discovery To Go” collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.
DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile.
Visit the library’s web site at cldandj.org for more information.
- The Executive Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees.
- Works collaboratively with the Library Board of Trustees in areas including long range and strategic planning, policy development and budgetary planning.
- Manages an annual budget, including monitoring and approving expenditures, and maintaining and presenting up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Library Board of Trustees, the state of NY and annual audits.
- Fosters a collaborative work environment while effectively managing library personnel recruitment, supervision, development and evaluation.
- Develops and leads dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community.
- Oversees the library’s collection development and maintenance policies and procedures.
- Develops and maintains effective collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders and key constituency groups.
- Develops short-term and long-range goals in in support of the CLD&J’s mission and policies.
- Markets and promotes the library’s services, programs and resources using innovative and effective strategies.
- Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of library programs, services, policies and procedures, and submits recommendations for initiatives and improvements to the Board.
- Keeps abreast of trends and innovations that enhance service and programs, inform library operations, and improve access to library resources and services.
- Identifies, seeks and maintains external funding opportunities to supplement local funding of library operations, programs and development.
- Prepares state, local, and other reports and statistics as needed or required.
- Oversees the maintenance of the library property and building and recommends repairs and alterations as necessary.
- Demonstrates strong and ethical leadership within a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking, collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
- Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library that serves as a foundation for library services and operations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present and persuade both orally and in writing.
- Deep enthusiasm for following innovations, current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries and effectively applying them to library services.
- Ability to manage change, build consensus, and make difficult decisions when necessary.
- Ability to analyze and interpret information, including fiscal, in order to inform effective strategies and decisions.
- A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, equity and community engagement.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association.
- Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.
- Seven or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, including at least three to five years of supervisory experience in a management or leadership role.
- Significant fiscal management experience; experience securing external funding preferred.
- Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
- $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.
Email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by November 30th, 2020 to email@example.com. Please include three references.
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.
Anticipated Vacancy – Library Director III (January 2021) – Newburgh Free Library
Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand St,
Newburgh, NY 12550
Join the Newburgh Free Library in leading an anchor institution in the ongoing revitalization of the City of Newburgh by providing Information and Inspiration as we imagine a future of vital Connections with the people of our community.
The Newburgh Free Library is the Central Library of the Ramapo Catskill Library System, serving a community of 60,000 people encompassing the Towns of Newburgh and New Windsor and the City of Newburgh, overlooking the magnificent Hudson River. We are recognized as a vital civil institution, deeply involved in the creation and stimulation of a creative economy that is beginning to thrive.
The Newburgh Free Library envisions deeper partnerships with our richly multi-cultural and welcoming community and its neighborhoods and institutions. We have thrived since 1852 in a community that values education and diversity and values learning. Join us as we work to re-envision the Newburgh environs and revolutionize the way we work, play, and learn.
- An administrative position involving management of staff and all library functions at 2 locations, which include Central Library services to 47 member libraries in Ramapo Catskill Library System.
- Provide leadership of the Library staff to deliver information, technology, program, outreach, and public relations services in order to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing community.
- Engage in strategic planning; preparation and administration of $5 million budget; development and implementation of policies and procedures; staff management, professional development, and training.
- Administer personnel policies and recommend appointments, transfers, promotion, and dismissals of staff.
- Prepare annual state reports and grant applications.
- Lead public relations efforts and represent the Library at local and regional professional and community meetings.
Skills and Attributes:
- Thorough knowledge of library administration practices, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of the organization and management of library operations.
- Ability to effectively direct and coordinate the work of employees.
- Ability to enforce library policy as determined by the Library Board.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse service population, staff, community members and organizations, the Library Board, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, and the library system.
- A change agent who motivates and leads the team to take on new challenges in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Positive attitude, tactful, courteous, and exhibits grace under pressure.
- A Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and NYS Public Library Certificate.
- 6 or more years of professional public library experience, 2 or more years which must have been in an administrative capacity.
- Coursework in public library administration preferred.
Permanent appointment to the position is contingent upon the applicant’s placement and score on the City of Newburgh Civil Service list for Library Director III. Salary will be commensurate with experience, plus a complete benefit package and participation in NYS Retirement System.
- Go to www.newburghschools.org, click on the “DISTRICT” tab, drop down to ”Employment with the District,” see the posting for Library Director III – Newburgh Free Library and follow instructions to apply. Include Posting Name on all correspondence.
- All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4PM on Friday, October 30, 2020. For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.
Head of Children's Services – The Field Library
The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave,
Peekskill, NY 10566
Under the direction of the Library Director, the Head of Children’s Services supervises children’s services staff, plans and implements programs and activities for children, provides reference and reader's advisory services, develops the children’s collection, assists patrons on the use of electronic and print resources and library technology, and creates publicity for children's programs and library events.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for the daily operation of the children’s department, including supervision of library staff and volunteers, participate in the recruitment and training of new employees, ensures proper supervision of children and general public safety, ensures proper response to emergency situations, as necessary.
- Develops and maintains all aspects of the children’s collection, including books, periodicals, audio-visual and multi-media materials.
- Maintains departmental budget for materials and programming.
- Plans, promotes, and implements children’s programs and activities, such as storytimes, summer reading club, STEM and craft programs, after school programs,
- holiday programs and special events.
- Answers reference questions, performs readers’ advisory services and responds to inquiries on procedures.
- Assists the public with information regarding library materials and equipment.
- Promotes the use of the library by the community; communicates effectively and professionally within the community, writes correspondence, press releases, and marketing materials for children’s programs.
- Procures and administers grants, writes grant applications, and prepares grant reports.
- Assists the Library Director in the development of the goals and objectives of the department.
- Attends information and instructional meetings and workshops related to library operations and children’s services.
- Posts on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to lead, supervise and motivate employees.
- Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the special needs of children; familiarity with children’s literature; basic knowledge of child development.
- Ability to work well under pressure, prioritize projects and detail/deadline oriented.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and computer skills including experience with social media.
- Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public, especially children.
- Knowledge of automated circulation systems and information technology. SIRSI
- Workflows experience preferred.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
- Knowledge and experience using an automated library system and databases.
- Spanish language skills desired.
- Valid New York State Public Librarian Certification.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave. Peekskill, NY 10566
This is a full-time position with benefits. Hiring range: $60,000 - $65,000 depending on qualifications. The Field Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Library Director – Patterson Library
40 S Portage St,
Westfield, NY 14787
Patterson Library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 100-year-old building; it serves 5200 residents and numerous summer visitors. Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village that is minutes from the shores of Lake Erie, is in proximity to the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and to the town of Fredonia, home of SUNY at Fredonia.
The library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups.
The Board of Trustees seeks a creative and energetic full-time library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future.
- Recruiting and overseeing staff carry out the library’s mission
- Creating and administering budgets and presenting funding requests
- Working with the village, the town, and the school district to ensure continued funding
- Writing grants and raising funds
- Developing and sustaining programs and services
- Overseeing the maintenance and restoration of the historic library building
- Demonstrating strong cooperative leadership, management, and communications skills, especially when working with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers, and community agencies
- Understanding computer applications for library management
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
- New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate
- Successful library experience is desired
- Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities
Required Personal Abilities:
- Values the importance of equal access to books, information, and culture in a democracy
- Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines
- Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
- Is resourceful, enthusiastic, and flexible and has the ability to motivate others
- Treats others with honesty, empathy, and respect
- Is open to creative and innovative solutions
- Communicates clearly in both written and oral form
- Listens well and seeks to understand
Salary & Benefits:
- The salary range is $42,000 to $52,000, commensurate with education and experience, with a competitive benefits package.
How to Apply:
- Apply online at https://indeedjobs.com/patterson-library-westfield-ny/_hl/en_US.
- Upload your resume and cover letter including a list of three professional references via Indeed’s website (under Apply Now).
A review of applications will commence on November 23, 2020 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant should be prepared to start the position in early 2021. For further information contact us at PattersonLibDirectorSearch@gmail.com.
Children's Librarian – Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street,
South Salem, NY 10590
The Lewisboro Library is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Children’s Librarian to join the team in our beautiful children’s room. The applicant should be a creative, energetic, and tech-savvy person with a positive attitude. This librarian is responsible for planning and developing a variety of children’s programs; collection development for print and e-content; reference; community outreach with various local organizations and reader’s advisory service for kids and their families. Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature required.
- A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required.
- An undergraduate degree in education or a related field is preferred.
- A minimum of one year’s experience working in library children’s services required.
- Proficiency with current technology and social media is essential.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- 35 hours per week.
- Benefits include health insurance, 403B retirement plan, and vacation.
The Lewisboro Library is located in northern Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a community of approximately 12,000 people.
Email resume to library director Cynthia Rubino at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Library Director Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street
PO Box 477
South Salem, NY 10590
Part-Time Library Assistant – Albany Public Library
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave,
Albany, NY 12210
Works together with other public service employees to provide quality information and customer services to customers of the Albany Public Library. Library employees may be assigned other duties in addition to direct public service.
- Employees in this classification routinely participate in the following activities: assist customers using the public computers including routine computer usage and printing questions, provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, and performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection.
- In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary.
- On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level staff.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- The ideal candidate for this position will bring a familiarity with adult fiction and nonfiction, popular culture and current library technologies.
- The ability to perform both independently and as a team member; aptitude for planning and conducting adult programming.
- An energetic approach to outreach to community organizations; enthusiasm, courtesy, and a sense of humor in communication with public and staff.
- This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude.
- Ability to work as part of a team is a must.
- Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credit hours.
The work schedule is Monday – Friday 20 hours per week. This position covers a leave of absence from October 2020 – March 2021. Your supervisor would be the Head of Central Branch Services. The salary $18.83 per hour or the current salary.
Apply To: Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 to email@example.com